Saint Petersburg I love you, citadel of Peter’s. A.S.Pushkin
What can you tell a foreigner about St.Petersburg? • This northern city on the Neva River is a city of magic beauty sung by poets, a city of marvellous ‘’white nights’’, a city of broad straight avenues, green parks, bridges and canals.
How St. Petersburg was founded • St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the First in1703.The Peter and Paul fortress foundation ceremony was held onMay16. The ‘’window to Europe’’ was opened.
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Music fixed in stone • The city is called ‘’A Museum in the Open Air ‘’. • It’s architecture is fantastic. Many buildings are masterpieces of the world architecture.
The Сity of Bridges • The Neva is 74 km long. It is 300-650m wide. It is a very dangerous river, there have been more than 300 floods in St. Petersburg.
The Hermitage • The Hermitage is the largest museum in our country. It comprises five buildings, the oldest one is Winter Palace (B. Rastrelli,1754-1762).The museum was founded in the year of 1764.It contains paintings, drawings, sculptures from different countries of the world.
The Russian Museum • The Russian Museum houses more than300,000 items, including paintings, sculptures, water-colours and works of folk art. The palace was built by Carlo Rossi in1825.
‘’Nobody and nothing is forgotten’’ • September 8,1941the Nazy troops effected a complete blockade of the city. The siege lasted for 900 days. What was done by Leningraders will always remain in the memory of generation.
Sourses of information • A.Vaks,E. Afonina The Spirit of St.Petersburg • Internet